AMoL Chapter 8

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Back in Black, here in Chapter 8 of my reading through AMol.

Other posts can be found here. This post will very likely contain spoilers for all WoT books. If you haven't read all of the WoT series, including AMoL you read on at your own risk.
What Happens
Elayne watches Caemlyn from a far, as her army carries out her instructions. Bashere talks to her, suggesting she publicly announce she bears Rand's children. They set Caemlyn alight, to burn it to the ground, and force the Trollocs out. As she turns the army away, to lure the Trollocs to chase them she asks Birgitte to let it be known she bears the Dragons children.

Androl awakes, finding himself bound. Jonneth, Emarin and Pevara are also there, also bound. Nalaam apparently died in the earth collapse. Evin is also there, he confesses that they had come for Emarin, and questioned him, and he broke. Pevara things they can break through the shields, as they've been tied off. Androl messages Pevara saying that strength of will somehow affects how long it takes to be Turned.

Taim comes, he and his cronies take Evin away and Turn him, which seems to occur almost straight away.. Turned Evin comes back to tell Androl it's all ok. They grab Emarin and drag him away to Turn next.

Commentary
Well that was all very dire. With their friends being turned, 13 Myrddraal operating just next door, and being bound, it doesn't sound like they have much chance of escape. Let's hope they all work out this strength of character thing, so they can resist being turned for awhile.

I'm also hoping that Nalaam wasn't crushed to death in the collapse, but somehow escaped. Turned Evin is who tells us that he died, but we don't know if that's primary knowledge for him, or secondary, so we don't know how reliable it is.

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